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Courthouse hero: Plaintiff has seizure and defendant's daughter performs CPR

Posted February 22, 2019 10:18 a.m. EST

A Utah woman stepped up to save the life of a man who is suing her parents.

Courtroom cameras were rolling last month when Brooke Allsop rushed to help the man who's suing her family over a farm lease.

While the 86-year-old man was representing himself, he started to have a seizure.

Allsop, who is a certified stroke nurse, jumped into action and began performing chest compressions until paramedics arrived.

"I look up and he's making this sound. It's the sound when you know something bad is happening," she said. "Training just kicks in, I guess. And, there's no pulse and just say, 'OK.' And I just start compressions."

She was able to revive the man, and he is recovering.

While the lawsuit will continue, the plaintiff says he's thankful for Allsop's actions.

"I think, in that moment, you just want to help," All sop said. "You can see the best in someone, even if they call you a liar."

Allsop's son, Everett Allsop, said, "When I saw the video of my mom doing that, I'm like 'wow, you're a hero.'"